The Promise and Performance of American Democracy / Edition 8

The Promise and Performance of American Democracy / Edition 8

by Jon R. Bond, Kevin B. Smith
     
 

American Government courses are constantly changing because of world events and the political cycle. As you know, we just went through an election cycle that determined many governor races as well as the party in control of Congress. We incorporate all of these major changes in this new edition. In addition, there are other current issues covered in this new

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Overview

American Government courses are constantly changing because of world events and the political cycle. As you know, we just went through an election cycle that determined many governor races as well as the party in control of Congress. We incorporate all of these major changes in this new edition. In addition, there are other current issues covered in this new edition including issues of immigration, education, and the tensions of the federalist system. "The Promise and Performance of American Democracy" uses the theme of the title in each chapter to gauge how our government, including its institutions and political influences, are measuring up. Furthermore, the authors use political science theories to outline the promise and performance so you get a sense of how political scientists study the processes, politics, influences, and institutions, of American Government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495115359
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/31/2007
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Promise of Democracy. Part One: THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK. 2. The American Constitution. 3. Federalism. 4. Civil Liberties. 5. Civil Rights. Part Two: CONNECTING CITIZENS TO GOVERNMENT. 6. Interest Groups. 7. Political Parties. 8. The Mass Media and Politics. 9. Public Opinion and Political Socialization. 10. Elections. 11. Voting Behavior & Political Participation. Part Three: OFFICIAL DECISION MAKING. 12. Congress. 13. The Presidency. 14. The Bureaucracy. 15. The Federal Judiciary. Part Four: CONCLUSION. 16. The Policy Performance of American Democracy. Glossary. References. Court Cases. The Constitution of the United States. The Declaration of Independence. Federalist Number 10. Federalist Number 51. Acknowledgments. Name Index. Subject Index.

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